- Associated Press - Saturday, March 22, 2014

PRO FOOTBALL

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Vick is switching green jerseys - and maybe trading his clipboard for a starting job.

The New York Jets signed the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback to a one-year deal Friday, and released Mark Sanchez, the one-time face of the franchise.

“I love competition and I love football,” Vick said during a conference call Friday night. “And, I feel I have a lot of football left to play.”


Vick will present a real challenge to Jets starter Geno Smith, who played well down the stretch of his rookie season, but finished with 12 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Matt Schaub and the Oakland Raiders are both hoping to put the mistakes of 2013 in the past.

The Raiders acquired Schaub from Houston for a sixth-round draft pick, giving the quarterback a second chance after he lost his starting job with the Texans last season.

“A fresh start can do a lot of things for a player and a team and I’m one of those guys,” Schaub said.

The deal also is a second chance for Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie, whose trade last spring for Matt Flynn was a bust when he couldn’t win the starting job and was eventually released early in the season.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The estate of NFL Hall of Famer Mike Webster and dozens of former players suing the league over concussion injuries agreed to pause their lawsuit to see if it will join other similar cases being reviewed by a federal judge for settlement.

Webster’s estate and 65 former players and their families sued the NFL in February, claiming the league hid information about the seriousness of concussions and head injuries sustained during their playing careers.

Attorneys for the NFL and the plaintiffs filed a stipulation to stay the case to see if it should join other concussion lawsuits currently assigned to a judge in Pennsylvania.

MIAMI (AP) - Tennessee Titans defensive end Adewale Ojomo has been arrested in a prostitution sting.

A Miami police report stated the 25-year-old South Florida native was booked into jail Friday morning on a charge of soliciting a prostitute. He was being held on $500 bail.

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